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Ballard, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 341 works in 1,073 publications in 10 languages and 39,443 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Documentary television programs  Sea fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Disaster films 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Author of introduction, Producer, Interviewee, Other, Originator, Film editor, Speaker, Narrator, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: G530.T6, 910.91634
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The discovery of the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

76 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 3,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts the author's 1985 discovery and exploration of the Titanic 75 years after it sank in the North Atlantic
Exploring the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage
Secrets of the Titanic( Visual )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic remembers the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a special collection of programs including the original classic "Secrets of the Titanic" and the new special "Save the Titanic with Robert Ballard."
Exploring our living planet by Robert D Ballard( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dynamics of Earth's shifting crust and the effects such movements have on Earth's geological structures and on man
Ghost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost ships by Robert D Ballard( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts five famous ships that have been lost at sea in modern times, the Empress of Ireland, the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria, the Brittanic, and the Titanic
The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration by Robert D Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until a few decades ago, the ocean depths were almost as mysterious and inaccessible as outer space. Oceans cover two-thirds of the earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles -- yet humans had never ventured more than a few hundred feet below the waves. One of the great scientific and archaeological feats of our time has been finally to cast light on the "eternal darkness" of the deep sea. This is the story of that achievement, told by the man who has done more than any other to make it possible: Robert Ballard. Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He led the teams that discovered hydrothermal vents and "black smokers"--Cracks in the ocean floor where springs of superheated water support some of the strangest life-forms on the planet. He was a diver on the team that explored the mid-Atlantic ridge for the first time, confirming the theory of plate tectonics. Today, he is exploring the ancient trade routes of the world in hopes of launching a new field of research in deep-water archaeology. In this book, he combines science, history, spectacular illustrations, and firsthand stories from his own expeditions in a uniquely personal account of how twentieth-century explorers have pushed back the frontiers of technology to take us into the midst of a world we could once only guess at. Ballard begins in 1930 with William Beebe and Otis Barton, pioneers of the ocean depths who made the world's first deep-sea dives in a cramped steel sphere. He introduces us to Auguste and Jacques Piccard, whose "bathyscaph" descended in 1960 to the lowest point on the ocean floor. He reviews the celebrated advances made by Jacques Cousteau. He describes his own major discoveries-- from sea-floor spreading to black smokers -- as well as his technical breakthroughs, including the development of remote -operated underwater vehicles and the revolutionary search techniques that led to the discovery and exploration of the Titanic, the Nazi battleship Bismarck, ancient trading vessels, and other great ships
Titanic : an illustrated history by Donald Lynch( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents dozens of paintings and illustrations, plus information on the ship's "unsinkability" and its demise
Finding the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the voyage of the Titanic, the accident that caused it to sink, and the rescue of those who survived
The discovery of the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the sinking of the Bismarck and the exploration of its wreck
The lost wreck of the Isis by Robert D Ballard( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Ballard visits the Mediterranean to explore a Roman shipwreck site and investigate an active underwater volcano
Exploring the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the sea battle that sank the German battleship Bismarck in World War II and recounts how the shipwreck was discovered in 1989
Return to Midway by Robert D Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quest to find the Yorktown and the other lost ships from the pivotal of the Pacific War"--Jacket subtitle
Exploring the Lusitania : probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed history by Robert D Ballard( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underwater images help answer questions about the sinking of British passenger liner, Lusitania, in 1915, which killed 1,195 civilians
Lost liners by Robert D Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes underwater images, paintings, and photographs, this book presents stories of the lost liners - the Titanic, Lusitania, Britannica, Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria, and others
The lost ships of Guadalcanal by Robert D Ballard( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the battle for Guadalcanal during World War II and the modern investigation of the warships sunk of its coast
Return to Titanic : a new look at the world's most famous lost ship by Robert D Ballard( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the changes in the Titanic since its original discovery in 1985 and how it has been damaged over the past two decades, calling for the preservation of such wrecks as historical monuments
Volcanoes in human history : the far-reaching effects of major eruptions by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ''year without a summer'' in North America, food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. And the gloomy weather inspired Mary Shelley to write the gothic novel Frankenstein. This book tells the story of nine such epic volcanic events, e
Graveyards of the Pacific : from Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll by Robert D Ballard( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an underwater tour of World War II Pacific battle sites at Midway, Guadalcanal, Truk Lagoon, Pearl Harbor, and Bikini Atoll
The battle for Midway by Donovan Reiff( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert Ballard leads a team of experts and four World War II veterans to Midway Island where the U.S. and Japan fought one of the fiercest battles of the war. They're in a race against time to find at least one of the downed aircraft carriers including the U.S.S. Yorktown
Mystery of the ancient seafarers by Robert D Ballard( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, exploring the civilizations near the Black Sea, Egypt, Greece, Minoan Crete, and Italy in search of ancient shipwrecks
 
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Exploring the Titanic
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Exploring the TitanicExploring our living planetGhost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost shipsThe eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea explorationTitanic : an illustrated historyFinding the TitanicReturn to MidwayExploring the Lusitania : probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed history
Alternative Names
Ballard, Bob

Ballard, Bob 1942-

Ballard, Robert

Ballard, Robert 1942-

Ballard, Robert D.

Ballard, Robert Duane, 1942-

Ballard, Robert océanographe

Robert Balard

Robert Ballard Amerikaans officier

Robert Ballard amerikai tengerészparancsnok

Robert Ballard amerikanischer Unterwasserarchäologe

Robert Ballard amerykański geolog morski, geofizyk

Robert Ballard oceanografo e archeologo statunitense

Robert Ballard océanographe et officier américain

Robert D. Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard

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Роберт Балард

Роберт Баллард

רוברט בלארד

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バラード, ロバート・D

ロバート・バラード

羅伯·巴拉德

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